Last week, we explored the basics of Homotoxicology. (You can catch up by reading last week’s post).
The focus of homotoxicology is to rid the body of harmful toxins in order to promote self healing. The Homotoxicology method of treatment believes that the body possesses the innate self-healing mechanism and can treat and prevent illness, and that disease is the culmination of toxins in the body.
The philosophy of homotoxicology is that disease develops over six steps or phases. These phases are listed below with their related symptoms and reactions:
1) Excretion Phase
The excretion phase is the expulsion of toxic products. It is characterized by intense sweating, difficulty concentrating, coughing, sneezing, tears, joint and body aches, electrolyte shift, and increased susceptibility to disease and infection.
2) Inflammation Phase:
Acne, meningitis, conjunctivitis, acute sprain, acute bronchitis, urinary tract infection, weak immune system.
3) Deposition Phase:
Obesity, gout, gallbladder or kidney stones, intestinal polyps, and nasal polyps.
4) Impregnation Phase: (invasion of toxins into the cell):
Allergies, Asthma, migraines, chronic gastritis, glucose intolerance, chronic infections, autoimmune disease, chronic urinary tract infections, hypertension, and insufficiency of the lymph system.
5) Degeneration Phase:
Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, congestive heart failure. renal atrophy, anemia, fibrosis, diabetes.
6) Dedifferentiation Phase:
The first two phases are part of the Humoral Phase. The defense system is intact and the body can excrete toxins via numerous pathways.
Phases three and four are part of the Matrix Phase. During this phase, the biology of the cells in the body begin to change.
The final two phases occur in the Cellular Phase. At this point. the body cannot excrete toxins.
Homotoxicology is not a substitute for medical treatment, so much as a supplement to it. It can treat any of the conditions and diseases listed in the phases of disease development. Practitioners who study homotoxicology assess which stage the disease is at, and which phase it falls into. The treatment plan will depend solely on the stage of the disease and the condition of the patient. The smaller scale and acute symptoms are often treated first, and then the chronic condition.
As the body is detoxified, the idea is that the disease or condition will become a “lower” phased condition, and enable the body to heal itself. The typical treatment plan will require 12-18 weeks of consistent treatment. The more severe the condition, the longer it may take.
In a case like Autism, we have spoken about the need to detoxify the body of toxic metals. This detoxification, in homotoxification theory, would enable the body to begin to heal itself. Without being completely free of toxins, the body has the inability to promote it’s natural ability to heal itself.